#240 – The Future of Work, Connectedness & Learning
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What’s in this episode?
Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He is one of the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work and spent 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK.
In this episode, we chat about challenging the “resilience orthodoxy” and challenging expected work intensity, and recognising the amazing power of groups for learning.
I also share which events The Edtech Podcast will be at in the next few weeks. Namely, Bett on the 25th March on schools, employability and skills and Innovation@Work on the 29th March. Hope to see you there!
This is an episode with loads of amazing recommendations – happy listening!
Bruce Daisley, Author and Podcaster, Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat @brucedaisley
Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. He spent 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK.
His book on improving workplace culture, The Joy of Work, was the Sunday Times number one business bestseller in spring 2019. The Financial Times made it Book of the Month and it was shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year.
His Audible Original, No Office Required was a top 10 audiobook on its release in January 2021.
His writing to promote the US release on the book (titled Eat Sleep Work Repeat) was featured in Wall Street Journal (full page extract), Washington Post and Harvard Business Review. The book was chosen as book of the quarter for Michael Hyatt’s esteemed Leader Books CEO subscription service.
In his business career Bruce Daisley was awarded ‘Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media’ by New Media Age.
He has been rated as the top leader in the UK tech sector by Campaign Magazine. In a prestigious survey of CEOs and MDs, in 2020 Bruce was again named the “Fantasy Hire” that most leaders would like to make – his fourth time of winning the accolade (other names placed included Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Martin Sorrell). He regularly ranks as the top-rated speaker at conferences in the US and the UK.
Bruce Daisley grew up on a council estate in Birmingham. He started his working career in fast food restaurants to help him pay his way to become the first member of his family to go to university. After dozens of rejections, Bruce landed his first career role by taking a risk and drawing a cartoon CV of his life and mailed it to 50 employers.
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie has spoken and moderated at a variety of events including SXSW EDU, Yidan Education Prize, ASU GSV Summit, and the Next Billion Edtech Summit. She is an industry mentor and advisor, a Reimagine Education, GESA Awards, Bett Awards and XPrize Adult Literacy judge, and previous Edtech50 and Edtech Digest winner.
Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning. If she’s not interviewing a University Vice-Chancellor, Edtech Investor, School Leader, or StartUp about education innovation, she’s engrossed in Teach Your Monster to Read or wrestling her lockdown baby. A keen cyclist, she has recently relocated to West Devon which she considers the English version of the Pyrenees. She is very lucky to work with a distributed team on The Edtech Podcast.
References from this week’s episode
- Some links on how to try and support Ukraine here and here.
- Come and see The Edtech Podcast LIVE at Bett on the 25th March. Register for free here. (It’s been a while!)
- Come and see The Edtech Podcast and WorkTripp at Innovation@Work on the 29th March
- WorkTripp – need to book a team offsite? Join our marketplace
- Bruce Daisley, Eat Sleep Work Repeat Newsletter and Podcast! (Drop a Review!)
- Speakers for Schools
- “Reslience Orthodoxy”
- Martin Seligman, Positive Psychology
- Angela Duckworth and Carol Dweck
- Fortitude by Bruce Daisley – Pre-Order
- Dr Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology, University of Otago
- TED Talk Dr Jill Bolte
- Spirit of Adventure, New Zealand
- Dan Ariely Social Proof
- The Good Jobs Strategy by Zeynep Ton
- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Simcha
- Salesforce Trailblazer Ranch
- Camilla Boyer at Hopin
- The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
- Elle Hunt on The Power of Fun
- Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas
- Dropbox – come to the office for experiences
- Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford – most organisations will be remote first.
- Fortitude by Bruce Daisley – Pre-Order!
Events coming up – join us!
Come and see us at Bett on the 25th March 2022, Teaching & Learning Theatre – A LIVE podcast recording in conversation with David Price, OBE and author of Power of Us, Valerie Hannon, author of Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World and Sian Gresswell, Senior Adviser ‘ Careers and Employability, Green Wood Academies. We will have books and The Edtech Podcast mugs and be chatting about lots of examples of real-world skills and employability development.
Innovation@Work Global Week 2022 If you’re in London or online during March 28th-31st 2022, Bruce will also be speaking at the Economist Impact, Innovation@Work Global Week 2022 which is all about reimagining leadership, collaboration and productivity. The event is virtual and in-person London, UK (etc.venues St. Paul’s) and bridges the gap between technology, people and strategy, to inform and inspire businesses to innovate in today’s workplace. I’m also going to be at Innovation at Work with WorkTripp and The Edtech Podcast moderating a discussion on the 29th with Ocado, Women in Tech, Strava and Skyscanner. Would love to welcome some of you in the audience. Register here!
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